Campaign For Webb

Members of the Webb family contributed a record-breaking $51.6 million in gifts and pledges during the Campaign for Webb. The success of this effort was made possible by the generosity of the Webb alumni, 83% of whom contributed; the leadership of the seven Keystone and Cornerstone donors who contributed $5 million and $2.5 million or more, respectively; and, nearly 1,800 donors, including parents and friends of Webb. Thank you for your support!


Giving Society # of Campaign Donors Total $ Committed (in millions) % of Campaign Total
Keystone: $5,000,000+ 3 $18.50 35.8%
Cornerstone: $2,500,000 to $4,999,999 3 $9.11 17.6%
Leadership: $1,000,000 to $2,499,999 4 $4.43 8.6%
General Admiral: $500,000 to $999,999 5 $2.72 5.3%
Ocean Monarch: $250,000 to $499,999 9 $2.92 5.7%
Bristol: $100,000 to $249,999 37 $4.94 9.6%
China: $25,000 to $99,999 87 $4.01 7.8%
Dunderberg: $10,000 to $24,999 157 $2.24 4.3%
< $10,000 1450 $2.74 5.3%
1755 $51.61 100%


Class Rank Class Campaign Total by Class
(in millions)
1 1954 $5.4
2 1957 $4.4
3 1952 $2.8
4 1960 $2.6
5 1971 $1.5
6 1958 $1.2
7 1967 $0.9
8 1964 $0.8
9 1951 $0.7
10 1970 $0.7


14 Naming Opportunities
$1.7 million in new Campaign Gifts
7 Classes Named Spaces



$18.3 million in gifts and estate pledges
95 New Heritage Society members

Please see special Campaign messages from our Trustees!

Our success would not be possible without Webb’s Keystone and Cornerstone Donors; this elite group of Webb family members have made commitments of $2,500,000 or more:

Keystone Donors

John Couch
Dr. John C. Couch (Hon.)
Jon Couch
Jon Couch

The Couch Family

Dr. John C. Couch (Honorary alumnus) was a member of the Campaign Cabinet. John sees the Campaign for Webb as “crucial to allowing Webb to prepare students to understand, utilize and benefit from continuing advances in technology.” John’s nephew, Jon Couch, had a love for boats and boating. He was a successful businessman, a skilled carpenter, aviator, and professional motorcycle racer, as well as an avid yachtsman. As a result of his family’s maritime legacy, Jon left a generous gift for Webb in his estate. Webb’s new academic center was named in honor of the Couch family, in recognition of their extraordinary generosity.

Read about the four generations of the Couch family impact

Arthur and Marilyn Burr

Arthur ‘54 & Marilyn Burr

The Burrs were honorary members of the Campaign for Webb Cabinet.

“…There were many other instances when I was fortunate enough to be in the right place at the right time, but nothing compared to the good fortune of being able to get a great, and free, engineering education at Webb, all thanks to the generosity of William H. Webb.”

Read more about the Burrs’ pursuit of the American dream

Harold and Marguerite Lenfest

Harold “Gerry” F. and Marguerite Lenfest

Gerry Lenfest was an honorary member of the Campaign Cabinet.

“Alumni and friends of Webb should consider the Campaign a call to arms – to enhance the endowment and provide the funds needed to assure future students an education without the burden of tuition.”

Learn more about the Lenfests

Cornerstone Donors

Joseph Cuneo

Joseph J. Cuneo ‘57

Joe was Chairman of the Campaign for Webb and led the Campaign Cabinet.

“I truly believe that making an investment in Webb is making an investment in the best, simply put – the best education, the most promising students, and the opportunity to make the greatest industry impact.”

Learn more about Joe’s take on Webb’s future and his engagement in the Campaign

Dr. Peter Van Dyke

Dr. Peter Van Dyke ’60

Peter is a Trustee Emeritus at Webb Institute.

“Webb taught me engineering skills of approximation and estimation that carried over into other endeavors where I found them extremely useful.”

Alfred and Joyce Zeien

Alfred M. and Joyce Zeien ’52

Alfred is a William Selkirk Owen Award recipient.

Alfred & Joyce Zeien’s generosity to Webb is best exemplified by the establishment of the Alfred M. Zeien Lecture Series, the Dr. and Mrs. Alfred M. Zeien Student Scholar Endowment, and the Campaign for Webb Cornerstone gift to establish the Alfred ’52 & Joyce Zeien Academic Wing. Alfred’s career culminated in his role as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Gillette (1991-1999). The Zeiens are survived by their three children (Scott, Grey, and Claudia) and five grandchildren.

Learn more about the Zeien’s.